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Artistic Productions and Performances

Application Instructions*

*For all except LSA Faculty who must apply through the Gateway to Internal Funding (eGif)

  • Download the Application Form
  • Complete all necessary fields of the application form
  • Obtain necessary signatures (bottom of page 2 of the application form)
  • Create a single PDF file with the documents in the following order:
    • Application Form
    • Proposal Narrative
    • Budget
    • Budget Justification
    • Project Director’s CV (3 page limit)
  • Submit the final PDF via email to by the appropriate deadline date



For some faculty, the creation of, and participation in, artistic productions and performances are central components of their scholarly work. Thus, the U-M Office of Research (UMOR) provides funds to support costs associated with these activities. The intention is to support the professional growth and development of the faculty member rather than provide general support for the arts or provide training experiences for students.


Instructional and Research Faculty, Librarians, Curators, and Archivists may apply, but special attention will be given to faculty in the Schools of Art & Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


The maximum UMOR contribution is $12,000.  A match from the unit, school/college, department, or other internal sources totaling no less than 33% of the total project cost is required.  All standard UMOR funding restrictions apply.


15th of April, June, August, October, December, February

Notification of funding decisions is typically made within 12 weeks of the program’s deadline.  Late applications received will not be processed until the next deadline for that program. Applicants can facilitate expeditious review by providing complete information, all required signatures, and by suggesting qualified, independent reviewers.


For more information on the review and award process, including required signatures, award administration, and funding restrictions, see our Supplemental Information page.


Contact, with questions on Faculty Grants & Awards.